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Celebrity Reflection Review

5.0 / 5.0
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Celebrity Reflection Cruise from Dublin to Amsterdam

Review for Celebrity Reflection to Europe
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billbish72
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Sail Date: Jun 2019
Cabin: Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah 2D

This cruise offered many ports we had not yet visited. Three cities in Ireland plus Liverpool (I am a big Beatles fan), Dover, Le Havre, Bruges and Amsterdam. Plus we got a great deal which included free drink package, free internet, paid gratuities and $300 in onboard credit. On the plus side the drink package covered all drinks (which I only learned on the third day when an attendant mentioned it to me). On the negative side, the free internet only applied to one device. Embarkation was reasonably quick, but no paperwork provided now - hence my ignorance of my beverage package. My luggage never showed, I called twice and got put on hold and disconnected once, then told I would get a call back - I didn't. Finally went down to the desk and there it was. They said it didn't have a name tag - but it did have the room number luggage tag they provide, so not sure why they could not deliver it. Also discovered they have a new do-it-yourself system for scanning your sea pass when leaving and returning. First time I nearly walked off the ship without scanning as no one asked for my sea pass. Again some paperwork when signing in might have been nice for learning this fact.

Our cabin was adequate but nothing special. We had a balcony that was slightly higher than the lifeboats. Storage space was ample and we got great service from our attendant Dina.

We ate in the MDR the first two nights, then went to the Oceanview Cafe the rest of the time. We had anytime seating and requested table for two. We got that but it was sandwiched between several other tables for two so you might as well be eating at the large round tables. We checked the menus every night but did not see anything that would tempt us back to the MDR. The wait staff and wine steward were all very good when we were there. The food in the Café was very good with many options. The bartender always greeted us with our beverage of choice when we entered the room. We did not use any of the restaurants.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Ocean View with Verandah 2D

Cabin 2D

Small, with obstructed view from balcony but quite sufficient for our needs.

Port Reviews

Belfast

Tour guide spoke during drive, tour was on your own upon arrival.

Dover

Very impressive cathedral, lovely town/

Brugge (Bruges)

Wonderful city, very clean and attractive.

Le Havre

Small town, not much to see.

Cobh (Cork)

Small town, can walk around in half a day.

Dublin

Lovely town, enjoy the accents and the beer!

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